Sow To The Spirit

As we walk this Christian walk, we find many opportunities to express the life of Christ in us. Paul wrote to the churches in Galatia:

"For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth of the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:8-9

Those who sow to the flesh can only expect corruption in their lives. The word corruption means "destruction and moral decay". Those who sow to the Spirit shall reap eternal life. The question is not who we are or what our affiliations are, the question is, "What are we sowing?"

Paul continues, "Let us not be weary in well doing." The word weary is very interesting. It has the meaning of "being exhausted". It also has the meaning of "being utterly spiritless". In other words, we are so involved in good works, we do not have time for God. Our quiet time, our time in the Word, and our prayer life is almost non-existent. We become worn out, burnt out, and useless. We become irritable, impatient, and uncaring. We are so busy we forget the admonition of the Psalmist who wrote:

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 56:10

Being still before God is when we have cased from our own labors and honor God with our time. Paul related to the church at Rome:

"To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:" Romans 2:7

We must be patient and continue in well doing ,not for the recognition we receive from man, but for the blessings we receive from God. We are to do our good works before God, but if our good works are only busyness, then it won't be long until we become weary in our well doing and our Spiritual life will suffer.

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